Aligning Your NextGen Team

An 8-week course designed to help you align your staff around a NextGen strategy.

Aligning Your NextGen Team was created to help NextGen and Family Ministry leaders align their NextGen teams. Think about it for a second. Could a preschool director and a high school pastor be any different? The typical preschool volunteer and junior high small group leader have very different ministry goals. Left alone, a Family Ministry team will naturally drift in every direction. This course will show you how to align your entire team around a compelling and exciting NextGen strategy. You'll find new momentum and energy as a united team all pulling in the same direction. It's easier than you think it is.

Session 1 - Ministry Misalignment

Session 2 - Three Buckets: A Strategy for Alignment

Session 3 - Aligning Your Staff Strategy

Session 4 - Aligning Your Volunteer Strategy

Session 5 - Aligning Your Parenting Strategy

Session 6 - Aligning Your Communication Strategy

Session 7 - Aligning Your Budget and Calendar

Session 8 - Aligning Milestones and Transitions

Course Details

Duration: 8 Sessions

Group Type: Live Video Course

Dates & Times

Facilitators: Kevin Monahan, Kenny Conley, and Nick Blevins

  • This course will open again in January 2020

Instructor: Kevin Monaham

Dr. Kevin Monahan recently stepped into the role of Executive Pastor at Journey Church in South Florida after leading as the NextGen Pastor at 12Stone Church.  With over 25 years of ministry experience, he has ministry expertise in working with kids, middle school, high school as well as college student and young adults. Kevin has been married to his wife, Meghan, for over 18 years and has three children:  Jacob, Aidan and Olivia. He has a Master of Divinity in Counseling, as well as a Doctorate in Adolescent Development. He enjoys playing guitar, remodeling homes, playing soccer and equipping this generation to impact the world for Christ.

Instructor: Kenny Conley

Kenny, a 20-year veteran of kids and family ministry, currently serves as the NextGen Pastor at Mission Church in Gilbert, AZ. His passion to see the next generation come to know and follow Christ propels him to constantly rethink how the church approaches ministry to kids, students and their families. Kenny loves to network and collaborate with ministry leaders around the world to push ministry to new levels. Kenny writes at and

Instructor: Nick Blevins

Nick and his wife Jennifer have been married for over a decade and are blessed with their 2 kids, Isaac & Mackenzie. Nick serves on the leadership team at Community Christian Church and leads the NextGen Ministry staff team. Nick loves to help church leaders work on their ministry (not just in it) and he is a certified Church StratOp facilitator, helping churches walk through the proven strategic planning process of StratOp. You can find his writing, free resources, and weekly interviews with family ministry leaders at

Frequently Asked Questions

How does this course work?
This course consists of 8 weekly live video webinars. These 60-minute webinars will be led by the instructors and will contain 25-30 minutes of content delivery, 15-20 minutes of discussion between the instructors and 15-20 minutes of Q & A from the participants. Lastly, every participant has access to a 30-minute call with one of the instructors.
What if I miss a session?
No worries, once a group session is finished, a recording of that session will be uploaded for viewing access. It remains viewable moving forward, allowing you to catch up at any point or even refer back to videos later on down the road.
Is there really homework?
Yes, a little. The course will offer several worksheets that will help you evaluate your leadership and ministry, helping you take the appropriate next steps to align your NextGen team. You will get a lot of ideas and feedback, but we want to help you create a plan for moving your ministry forward as well.
Can more than one person take the course?
Each person who takes a Ministry Boost course must register. However, there are discounts for multiple registrations. Email [email protected] to get a discount code to register multiple people from your church for the same course.

This course is closed for enrollment.